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Qualifications for Licensure as a Massage Therapist (Specialized Education and Training)

All applicants must submit an official transcript from an acceptable school showing completion of the following hours:

300 hour course of instruction (required for all applicants, including licensees from another state, who first enrolled in massage school prior to September 1, 2007); course may have been longer than 300 hours but must include:

125 hours of Swedish massage therapy techniques;
50 hours of anatomy;
25 hours of physiology;
15 hours of hydrotherapy;
15 hours of business practices and professional ethics;
20 hours of health and hygiene;
a 50 hour internship;

500 hour course of instruction (required for all applicants, including licensees from another state, who first enrolled in massage school on or after September 1, 2007) – course may have been longer than 500 hours but must include:

200 hours of massage therapy techniques and theory and the practice of manipulation of soft tissue, with at least 125 hours of Swedish massage therapy techniques;

50 hours of anatomy;
25 hours of physiology;
50 hours of kinesiology;
40 hours of pathology;
20 hours of hydrotherapy;
45 hours of massage therapy laws and rules, business practices and professional ethics;
20 hours of health and hygiene, first aid, universal precautions, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR);
a 50 hour internship

 

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Last updated June 11, 2014